the gibbes museum of art
Queer Crisis, Queer Crisis Flash Collective conducted by Avram Finkelstein, 2014. Crack-and-peel sticker, 4 inches x 4 inches. Workshop co-organized with Dan Fishback, and sponsored by the Helix Queer Performance Network and The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York, NY

A History of AIDS Through Its Images: In Conversation with Avram Finkelstein

May 25, 2022 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Circular Congregational Church


The first AIDS diagnosis in the state of South Carolina was in 1982. Four decades later, the Gibbes joins MUSC Arts in Healing and the Waring Library for We Are All Affected: 40 Years of HIV/AIDS in SC. As a part of the three-day symposium, artist and founder of the Silence=Death campaign Avram Finkelstein will discuss the central role that image strategy played in early HIV/AIDS activism and how social media has changed visual culture and art activism.

Free | Registration Required

Participants will have the option to either register as a Virtual participant or an In Person participant. As part of the registration, you will have access to Keynote Speakers' lectures, panels, and additional events. Guests will also have the option to register for the screening of the documentary Killing Patient Zero in the evening of Tuesday, May 24th

In Person Registration
In Person registration covers Wednesday, May 25 through Thursday, May 26, and all sessions. Lunch for both days and a reception are included at no additional charge. In person registration closes May 11, 2022

Virtual Registration
Virtual registration includes access to the live stream of all sessions.

For more information and a full list of speakers, visit the registration page.

This program is made possibly by the generous support of the Medical University of South Carolina, The Waring Historical Library, and MUSC Health Arts in Healing.